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Applying God's Truth to Everyday Life.

He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation–he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ's name.]

— John 3:18
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Jesus is Not a Pharisee

- by Joyce Meyer
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God desires to heal His people from past hurts caused by rejection. He wants you to know He will never reject you. He says in Matthew 11:28, Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (NKJV). This is referring to those who are laboring at trying to be perfect and then beating themselves down with guilty feelings when they fail.

In John 3:18, Jesus was talking to people who were trying to live under the laws of the Pharisees. It takes a lot to please Pharisees—and they’re still around today. I’m sure you know one—someone who conveys to you the message, “I’ll accept you if you perform perfectly and please me. I’ll reject you and withhold my love if you don’t.” 

Jesus isn’t a Pharisee. He says in John 3:18 that he who believes in Him will never be rejected. Believe in Him, love Him, cling to Him, rely on Him and trust Him. Then you can truly enter into the joy of the abundant life He offers you.

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